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The grounds of Highclere Castle.<br />
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An intimate set of portraits of the real Downton Abbey which include the visit of the future king have been unearthed after more than 120 years.<br />
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The magnificent 19th century Highclere Castle, in Hampshire, was home to George Herbert, fifth Earl of Carnarvon, and his wife Almina Herbert in the late 19th and early 20th century.<br />
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The album, which is up for auction, contains 44 large mounted photographs of the house, staff and estate of Highclere in 1895.<br />
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Included are images of Carnarvon with his wife Almina, various shooting parties including one involving Prince Edward (the future Edward VII) and the house staff.